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The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Glaciers in China's bleak, rugged Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change and raises the prospect of crippling, long-term water shortages, scientists say.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HD3
November 09, 2020
Meltwater flows over the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Meltwater flows over the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 27, 2020. Glaciers in China's bleak, rugged Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change and raises the prospect of crippling, long-term water shortages, scientists say. The largest glacier in the 800-km (500-mile) mountain chain on the arid northeastern edge of the Tibetan plateau has retreated about 450 metres since the 1950s, when researchers set up China's first monitoring station to study it. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HD5
November 09, 2020
A bridge crosses the dried riverbed of the Shule river in Gansu province, China September 20, 2020. ...
DUNHUANG, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
A bridge crosses the dried riverbed of the Shule river in Gansu province, China September 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HF1
November 09, 2020
Mineral deposits lie in the midst of grass close to the dried bed of the Shule river in Gansu province,...
DUNHUANG, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Mineral deposits lie in the midst of grass close to the dried bed of the Shule river in Gansu province, China September 19, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEH
November 09, 2020
Meltwater from the Laohugou No. 12 glacier, flows near its edge (terminal point) in the Qilian mountains,...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Meltwater from the Laohugou No. 12 glacier, flows near its edge (terminal point) in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China September 27, 2020. The 20-square kilometre glacier is criss-crossed by rivulets of water down its craggy, grit-blown surface. It has shrunk by about 7% since measurements began, with melting accelerating at a record pace in recent years, scientists say. Equally alarming is the loss of thickness, with about 13 metres (42 feet) of ice disappearing as temperatures rise, said Qin Xiang, the director at the monitoring station. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HDA
November 09, 2020
Gu Jianwei, 35, places a cauliflower on the back of his tricycle while harvesting them in a village on...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Gu Jianwei, 35, places a cauliflower on the back of his tricycle while harvesting them in a village on the outskirts of Jiuquan, Gansu province, China, September 28, 2020. Gu said the changes in the weather have meant meagre water for his cauliflowers this year. He said he had been able to water his crop just twice over two crucial summer months, holding up a small cauliflower head that he said was just a fraction of the normal weight. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HF8
November 09, 2020
Gu Jianwei, 35, takes a cauliflower from his mother Xie Xiaolin, 58, to place it in the back of his tricycle...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Gu Jianwei, 35, takes a cauliflower from his mother Xie Xiaolin, 58, to place it in the back of his tricycle while harvesting them on the field at a village on the outskirts of Jiuquan, Gansu province, China September 28, 2020. Gu said the changes in the weather have meant meagre water for his cauliflowers this year. He said he had been able to water his crop just twice over two crucial summer months, holding up a small cauliflower head that he said was just a fraction of the normal weight. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEZ
November 09, 2020
Meltwater flows over the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Meltwater flows over the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 27, 2020. The 20-square kilometre glacier is criss-crossed by rivulets of water down its craggy, grit-blown surface. It has shrunk by about 7% since measurements began, with melting accelerating at a record pace in recent years, scientists say. Equally alarming is the loss of thickness, with about 13 metres (42 feet) of ice disappearing as temperatures rise, said Qin Xiang, the director at the monitoring station. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HCV
November 09, 2020
Qin Xiang director of the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment, part of the Chinese...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Qin Xiang director of the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Jin Zizhen, 27, a PhD student in glacial hydrology, place a measuring pole in the ice near the edge of the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China September 26, 2020. The 20-square kilometre glacier is criss-crossed by rivulets of water down its craggy, grit-blown surface. It has shrunk by about 7% since measurements began, with melting accelerating at a record pace in recent years, scientists say. Equally alarming is the loss of thickness, with about 13 metres (42 feet) of ice disappearing as temperatures rise, said Qin. "The speed that this glacier has been shrinking is really shocking." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HER
November 09, 2020
Jin Zizhen, 27, a PhD student of glacial hydrology, and Qin Xiang, the director of the Qilian Shan Station...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Jin Zizhen, 27, a PhD student of glacial hydrology, and Qin Xiang, the director of the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences walk towards the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China September 26, 2020. The 20-square kilometre glacier is criss-crossed by rivulets of water down its craggy, grit-blown surface. It has shrunk by about 7% since measurements began, with melting accelerating at a record pace in recent years, scientists say. Equally alarming is the loss of thickness, with about 13 metres (42 feet) of ice disappearing as temperatures rise, said Qin. "The speed that this glacier has been shrinking is really shocking." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEI
November 09, 2020
Meltwater drips from an icicle on the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Meltwater drips from an icicle on the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 26, 2020. The 20-square kilometre glacier is criss-crossed by rivulets of water down its craggy, grit-blown surface. It has shrunk by about 7% since measurements began, with melting accelerating at a record pace in recent years, scientists say. Equally alarming is the loss of thickness, with about 13 metres (42 feet) of ice disappearing as temperatures rise, said Qin Xiang, the director at the monitoring station. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HD9
November 09, 2020
Meltwater flows over the ice of the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Meltwater flows over the ice of the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 27, 2020. The 20-square kilometre glacier is criss-crossed by rivulets of water down its craggy, grit-blown surface. It has shrunk by about 7% since measurements began, with melting accelerating at a record pace in recent years, scientists say. Equally alarming is the loss of thickness, with about 13 metres (42 feet) of ice disappearing as temperatures rise, said Qin Xiang, the director at the monitoring station. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HDC
November 09, 2020
A staff member enters the toilet building in front of snow covered mountains at the Qilian Shan Station...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
A staff member enters the toilet building in front of snow covered mountains at the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, near the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HCT
November 09, 2020
Zhou Jianping, 56, prepares breakfast for staff at the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Zhou Jianping, 56, prepares breakfast for staff at the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, near the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HD4
November 09, 2020
Director Qin Xiang (2nd L) speaks to staff members at the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Director Qin Xiang (2nd L) speaks to staff members at the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, near the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China September 25, 2020. The 20-square kilometre glacier is criss-crossed by rivulets of water down its craggy, grit-blown surface. It has shrunk by about 7% since measurements began, with melting accelerating at a record pace in recent years, scientists say. Equally alarming is the loss of thickness, with about 13 metres (42 feet) of ice disappearing as temperatures rise, said Qin. "The speed that this glacier has been shrinking is really shocking." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HET
November 09, 2020
Staff members repair the gate of the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment, part...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Staff members repair the gate of the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, near the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HES
November 09, 2020
Jin Zizhen, 27, a PhD student of glacial hydrology, checks a data collection station next to a glacial...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Jin Zizhen, 27, a PhD student of glacial hydrology, checks a data collection station next to a glacial stream of meltwater from the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 26, 2020. "The glacier has got smaller, it?s total area has shrunk. It?s something I?ve been able to see with my own eyes. The terminal point of the glacier keeps retreating" Zizhen said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HD7
November 09, 2020
Visitors enjoy the landscape at the Yumen Pass site, which was a historical gateway, on the ancient Silk...
DUNHUANG, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Visitors enjoy the landscape at the Yumen Pass site, which was a historical gateway, on the ancient Silk Road in Gansu province, China, September 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HD6
November 09, 2020
Visitors look at a model showing the region's water system at the Yumen Pass tourist attraction, which...
DUNHUANG, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Visitors look at a model showing the region's water system at the Yumen Pass tourist attraction, which was a historical gateway on the ancient Silk Road in Gansu province, China September 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HDD
November 09, 2020
A hydropower station stands on the Changma river on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China, September...
YUMEN, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
A hydropower station stands on the Changma river on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China, September 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEV
November 09, 2020
A truck drives next to the dried bed of the Shule river, in the Gobi desert in Gansu province, China,...
DUNHUANG, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
A truck drives next to the dried bed of the Shule river, in the Gobi desert in Gansu province, China, September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEY
November 09, 2020
Donkeys drink water from a pond near the dried bed of the Shule river in the Gobi desert in Gansu province,...
DUNHUANG, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Donkeys drink water from a pond near the dried bed of the Shule river in the Gobi desert in Gansu province, China, September 21, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HD2
November 09, 2020
Donkeys stand near the dried bed of the Shule river, in the Gobi desert in Gansu province, China September...
DUNHUANG, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Donkeys stand near the dried bed of the Shule river, in the Gobi desert in Gansu province, China September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HF7
November 09, 2020
Lv Tusong, 45, herds his sheep on a scooter in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts...
YUMEN, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Lv Tusong, 45, herds his sheep on a scooter in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China, September 29, 2020. Farmers pay authorities for use of water from Qilian supplied either through open ditches or covered wells. "You pay for two inches worth of water but you only get one inch's worth," said Lv who has over 90 mu of land in the north of Yumen city. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HF3
November 09, 2020
A farmer works in a field near the edge of the Gobi desert in a village on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu...
YUMEN, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
A farmer works in a field near the edge of the Gobi desert in a village on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HD8
November 09, 2020
Electricity pylons stand in the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Dunhuang, Gansu province, China September...
DUNHUANG, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Electricity pylons stand in the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Dunhuang, Gansu province, China September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HF6
November 09, 2020
An elderly man sits outside in a village on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China September 29,...
YUMEN, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
An elderly man sits outside in a village on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HDB
November 09, 2020
A farmer harvests corn in a field on the outskirts of Jiayuguan, Gansu province, China September 28,...
JIAYUGUAN, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
A farmer harvests corn in a field on the outskirts of Jiayuguan, Gansu province, China September 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HDE
November 09, 2020
Corn is piled in the back of a vehicle in a field on the outskirts of Jiayuguan, Gansu province, China...
JIAYUGUAN, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Corn is piled in the back of a vehicle in a field on the outskirts of Jiayuguan, Gansu province, China September 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HF4
November 09, 2020
A worker harvests onions from a field in a village on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China,...
YUMEN, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
A worker harvests onions from a field in a village on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEX
November 09, 2020
Meltwater from the Laohugou No. 12 glacier, flows though the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Meltwater from the Laohugou No. 12 glacier, flows though the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 27, 2020. Glaciers in China's bleak, rugged Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change and raises the prospect of crippling, long-term water shortages, scientists say. The largest glacier in the 800-km (500-mile) mountain chain on the arid northeastern edge of the Tibetan plateau has retreated about 450 metres since the 1950s, when researchers set up China's first monitoring station to study it. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEW
November 09, 2020
A tractor drives in a field near the edge of the Gobi desert in a village on the outskirts of Yumen,...
YUMEN, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
A tractor drives in a field near the edge of the Gobi desert in a village on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China, September 29, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEG
November 09, 2020
Staff members eat breakfast at the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment of the...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Staff members eat breakfast at the Qilian Shan Station of Glaciology and Ecologic Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, near the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-GLACIER
RTX88HEF
November 09, 2020
Meltwater from the Laohugou No. 12 glacier, flows past one of the faces of the glacier in the Qilian...
Jiuquan, China
The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Meltwater from the Laohugou No. 12 glacier, flows past one of the faces of the glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China September 26, 2020. Glaciers in China's bleak, rugged Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change and raises the prospect of crippling, long-term water shortages, scientists say. The largest glacier in the 800-km (500-mile) mountain chain on the arid northeastern edge of the Tibetan plateau has retreated about 450 metres since the 1950s, when researchers set up China's first monitoring station to study it. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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